The University of Alberta is a public university established in 1908 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The student body is approximately 36,000 comprised of full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers 110 master's degrees and 60+ doctoral degrees in 300 research areas. The Research Institute is noted for its work on solar energy, cultural diversity factors, nanotechnology and a host of innovative cross/discipline discoveries.
Breakup of ancient supercontinent Pangea hints at future fate of Atlantic Ocean
Pangea, the supercontinent that contained most of the Earth's landmass until about 180 million years ago, endured an apocalyptic undoing during the Jurassic period, when the Atlantic Ocean opened up. This is well understood. ...
Engineering researchers develop next-generation battery
(Phys.org) —A research team from the University of Alberta has used carbon nanomaterials to develop next-generation batteries capable of charging faster and lasting longer than today's standard lithium-ion batteries.
Video: Researcher teams up with industry to help bring hydrogen-powered vehicles to market
If Marc Secanell Gallart had his way, the streets would be filled with hydrogen-fuelled vehicles. The technology already exists, and has for some time, says the director of the University of Alberta's Energy Systems Design ...
Duck-billed dinosaurs were no sitting ducks, research shows
If you ever find yourself wandering lost in Jurassic Park or time-warped back 70 million years, University of Alberta paleontologists Scott Persons and Phil Currie are two guys you would want with you. The two scientists ...
Mongolian dinosaur with spiky helmet shows Gobi Desert was hotspot for ankylosaur diversity
(Phys.org) —The Gobi Desert of Late Cretaceous Mongolia was the place to be if you were one of the armoured dinosaurs called ankylosaurs. Besides the badlands of southern Alberta, the Gobi Desert has the highest number ...
Water-rich gem points to vast 'oceans' beneath the Earth
A University of Alberta diamond scientist has found the first terrestrial sample of a water-rich gem that yields new evidence about the existence of large volumes of water deep beneath the Earth.
New dinosaur from New Mexico has relatives in Alberta
A newly discovered armoured dinosaur from New Mexico has close ties to the dinosaurs of Alberta, say University of Alberta paleontologists involved in the research.
Design and construction of the DEAP-3600 dark-matter detector
This spring, scientists at SNOLAB will switch on a dark-matter detector that was designed and built at the University of Alberta.
Drywall makes good composting material, study shows
It's not out of a zombie film but it's close: used drywall can help bring dead soils back to life, according to a new University of Alberta study.
Pigeons and people play the odds when rewards are higher
(Phys.org) —If you were weighing the risks, would you choose to receive a guaranteed $100, or take a 50/50 chance of winning either $200 or nothing? Researchers at the University of Alberta have shown that your decision ...